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spectator

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spec=ta=tor

CIDE DICTIONARY

spectatorn. [L. spectator: cf. F. spectateur. See Spectacle.].
     One who on; one who sees or beholds; a beholder; one who is personally present at, and sees, any exhibition; as, the spectators at a show.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Looker-on; beholder; observer; witness.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

spectator, n. a person who looks on at a show, game, incident, etc.

Idiom
spectator sport a sport attracting spectators rather than participants.
Derivative
spectatorial adj.
Etymology
F spectateur or L spectator f. spectare: see SPECTACLE

THESAURUS

spectator

accepter, acquirer, addressee, aficionado, attender, attestant, attestator, attester, audience, auditor, auditory, beholder, buff, bystander, claqueur, cojuror, compurgator, congregation, consignee, deadhead, deponent, earwitness, eyewitness, fan, frequenter, gallery, gazer, getter, groundling, habitue, haunter, hearer, hired applauder, holder, house, informant, informer, listener, looker, looker-on, moviegoer, newer, observer, obtainer, onlooker, orchestra, pass holder, passerby, patron, payee, perceiver, pit, playgoer, procurer, receiver, recipient, seer, standee, swearer, taker, testifier, theater, theatergoer, trustee, viewer, visitor, voucher, watcher, witness

ROGET THESAURUS

spectator

Spectator

N spectator, beholder, observer, looker-on, onlooker, witness, eyewitness, bystander, passer by, sightseer, rubberneck, rubbernecker, spy, sentinel.


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